Monday, December 9, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Spice up Holiday Meals with this great refreshing recipe. My Grandmother’s Recipe is different from my Mothers and I like them both.
1 Cup of chopped Macadamia Nuts
1 Can pitted red cherries
1 Can of pineapple chunks
2 Cold 6.8 ounces bottles of Coca-Cola (substitute with two cold cans of Coke---I tried it and it is fine)
2 Packages of Cream Cheese softened
2 Packages of Cherry Jell-O
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Great-Grandmother wrote this one in her handwritten recipe book dated 1929.
1 cupful of shortening
½ cupful of white sugar
1 cupful of brown sugar
½ teaspoonful of vanilla
3 cupful’s of flour
¼ teaspoonful of cinnamon
¼ teaspoonful of nutmeg
½ teaspoonful of soda
¼ teaspoonful of salt
½ cupful of finely chopped almonds
Cream together the shortening and sugar.
Add eggs beaten without separating, then
Shift together the flour, spices, soda and salt,
And add to the above mixture.
Add the almonds and shape into two long rolls.
Place on wax paper and store in cold place for 12 hours.
Using a sharp knife slice rather thin and bake in hot over 400 degrees.
Six to eight minutes, cookies should be light brown when done.
These are fine to keep in ice box and cook when needed.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
(Recipes from Great-Grandmother’s and Grandmother Handwritten Recipe Book.)
2 carrots peeled
Here is a treat from their Recipe Book:
* moderate oven 350 degrees
chill well and serve.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Household Hints From 1800’s to 1960
The first one was probably used on a wood stove: These are grandmother’s and great-grand mother’s hints from their old handwritten recipe books.
To clean the top of your stove use a piece of emery cloth. This will keep the stove clean and bright. This has to be a wood stove.
Use old silk stockings in an ordinary mop handle for a dry mop.
Castor oil if rubbed nightly on corns and bunions will cure both. Use the oil until the corn aches, then soak in warm water for a time and the corn can be pulled out.
To give house ferns a rich green color add a teaspoon of household ammonia to one quart of water and pour over the ferns once or twice a month.
To waterproof material take equal parts of alum, isinglass and soap. Melt each separately, then combine and paint on the wrong side of the material. Thankful for Scotchgard.
To kill dandelion roots pour gasoline from oil can in the center of the plant.
Hang an empty banana stalk in the chicken house. Chicken lice will cling to it, eat it and die.
Cut off a good-sized carrot about four inches from the top and hollow out the center. Put a small stick through, and hang upside down in a sunny window. Keep the hollow filled with water, and in a short time beautiful leaves will appear and grow up over the carrot, making a pretty and inexpensive hanging basket. This would be a good project for children to do.
To cement a stove---make a paste of equal parts of wood ashes and salt. Add cold water to make a paste and apply to stove when cold. Again it has to be a wood stove.
Household Hints from One of My Mother’s Old Recipe Notebooks
Add a generous pinch of baking soda to your beaten egg whites and meringue will stand high.
To eliminate ants, place a small quantity of green sage in cupboards.
When cooking cauliflower, broccoli or cabbage, place a slice of bread over top of vegetable to eliminate odor.
Try adding ½ cup of cranberry sauce with the other fruits when making a congealed salad.
To clean aluminum ware, fill with water and add 2 tbs. Cream of tartar. Boil for five minutes.
If glue thickens, moisten with vinegar.
To make rice white and fluffy, add 1 tsp. Lemon juice.
Squeeze lemon juice or 1 tbs. Vinegar in water of boiled potatoes to keep white.
Peel a narrow strip around the middle of the apples before baking to prevent them from cracking.
Mark pie meringue before baking to prevent from sticking to knife when cutting a cooked pie.
Before heating milk, rinse pan with water to prevent scorching and sticking.
To eliminate food odors in the refrigerator, place about ½ cup of ground charcoal in a container and place in the refrigerator.
Place plastic mitt or sandwich bag in shortening can to grease pans or casserole dishes.
You can avoid cloudiness in iced tea by letting freshly brewed tea come to room temperature before refrigerating. If the tea becomes cloudy pour a little boiling water into it until it clears.
A dash of salt added to coffee that has been over-cooked or reheated will freshen the taste.
To keep egg yolks, cover them with cold water: store in the refrigerator.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Another of Great Grandmother or Grandmother’s Recipes
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Great-Grandmother’s Recipe Book in 1925
1 pound butter
1 pound of sugar
1 pound of flour
5 pounds of raisins
1 pound of crystalized cherries
1 pound of crystalized pineapple
1 pound blanched and ground almonds
1 pound of pecans
1 glass of grape jelly
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon of nutmeg
1 pound of citron
1 tablespoon of melted chocolate
½ teaspoon allspice
½ cup of cordial or grapefruit juice
1 cup of whiskey or grapefruit juice
There were no instructions I suppose one would mix it all together and put in buttered round cake pans.
And bake them it slow until it is done.
This sounds enormous and I wonder how it would taste---maybe one day I will be brave enough to try it.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
My Cheese and Macaroni Recipe
- Second Option---You can serve this recipe without baking it---just add the extra cheese on top and let it melt after you spread it in your servicing dish.
- I have served this on a large platter with hot wings around the Cheese and Macaroni or put sliced ham slices.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Tomato Soup Cake (1936) **
** This is another recipe in my Great-Grandmother and Grandmother's Recipe Book. I have not tried this recipe---but maybe one day I will be brave enough to give it a try.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
Pound Cake (1928)
Mix a pound of sugar with three-quarters of a pound of butter.
When worked white,
stir yolks of eight eggs,
beaten to a froth,
then the whites.
Add a pound of sifted flour, and mace or nutmeg
to the taste. If you wish to have your cake especially nice, stir in
just before you put it into the pan a quarter of a pound of citron or
almonds blanched, and powdered fine in rose water.
(Great-Grandmother’s Recipe word for word and she used Rose Water.
And I am sure some of you great bakers know about this ingredient. As for me
my mouth is still open from amazement.)
Famous Lemon Butter
Seven egg yolks,
2 cups of sugar,
1 cup of butter,
¼ cup soft-wheat flour,
1 cup of lemon juice,
grated peel of 2 lemons.
Beat egg yolks thoroughly. Mix sugar and flour and add to yolks.
Add lemon juice, peel, and butter.
Cook in top of double boiler letting the water simmer but not boil.
Stir constantly. Cook until mixture is thick enough to hold its shape
in a spoon. Remove from fire. Beat until cool and a good consistency
for spreading. May be used as a filling in between layers of a cake,
for pies, tarts, or in eclairs. Crushed pineapple or orange marmalade
may be used instead of the lemon.